Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in the UK. Strawberries grow quickly and the strawberry varieties that you will find to buy like the climate here. The traditional way to grow strawberries is in a bed in the ground, but we’ve found it’s so much more versatile to grow strawberries in planters, pots, containers and bags. The strawberry plant is perennial and so it can last 5-6 years, so a house move doesn’t mean you have potentially problematic plant moves if you’re growing strawberries in containers. There’s lots of choice on containers to grow strawberries in, so we’ve put together this guide on the best strawberry planters – we’ve looked at traditional terracotta strawberry pots, wooden strawberry containers, strawberry hanging baskets and strawberry grow bags – even hanging strawberry grow bags. Whatever container you choose to grow your strawberries in we’ve got you covered!
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Best Strawberry Planters at a Glance
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|Best Strawberry Planter – Best Strawberry Grow Bag||A pack of these strawberry planters contains 2 strawberry grow bags|
Each strawberry bag has a capacity of 10 gallons or 43 litres
Strawberry grow bags from Tvird have 8 side picks for strawberry plants
Made of double-layered breathable fabric
With 2 reinforced handles
Cylindrical shaped growing bag for strawberries
These grow bags for strawberries come in black
Measurements of these strawberry grow bags are 29cm x 24cm x 4 cm
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|Best Wooden Strawberry Planter||Herb and Strawberry planter made from long-lasting treated timber|
Troughs come with a gap drainage system to prevent root rot
Extra stable A-frame design with leg bracing - all instructions included
Space-efficient tiered design minimises footprint and maximises planting capacity
Measurements of this wooden strawberry planter are 30 cm x 63 cm x 91 cm high.
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|Best Hanging Strawberry Grow Bag||Made from tough polyethene|
Measures 54 cm x 23 cm wide
Available in dark green
Fabric is UV treated for longevity
Each bag contains 10 slit pockets for planting
5 planter bags per pack.
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|Best Stackable and Tiered Strawberry Container||Made from plastic, durable and long-lasting|
Measures 91 cm tall x 41 cm wide
Provides for 20 strawberry plants
Flow-through watering system
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|Best Hanging Baskets for Strawberries||Lattice style gates provide for quick and easy planting – plant from the outside!|
No requirement for liners or moss
Comes with built-in water-reservoir
Made in the UK with a UV resistant plastic
Comes with an anti-twist 4 point chain and T bar connectors
Each strawberry hanging basket measures 45.7cm x 43.3cm x 37.3 cm
Comes in a pack of 4
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|Best Terracotta Strawberry Planter||Made from terracotta|
Measures 32cm deep x 43cm wide at the widest point
Excellent design and great for keeping the strawberry fruit off the ground.
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Reviews of the Best Strawberry Planters
You can grow strawberries in the UK in a variety of different receptacles – from hanging strawberry baskets to bags, to stackable containers. All these different strawberry growing containers are made of different materials, which have their pros and cons and so we cover those too. So here are the best strawberry planters we’ve found.
Best Strawberry Planter – Best Strawberry Grow Bag
This excellent non-woven grow bag for strawberries comes from the same folks that make one of our favourite potato grow bags. And we think that they’re the best strawbery bags around. These Tvird strawberry grow bags have 8 side grow pockets on each of the 2 10 gallons (43 litres) strawberry planter bags which is made of breathable fabric. These growing bags for strawberries fits 8 strawberry plants in the pockets and several more at the top of the bag. These bags to plant strawberries in have great drainage and two sturdy handles at the top for moving, making it easy to move these bags inside, for protection on colder nights.
Key Benefits of the Tvird Strawberry Grow Bag
- A pack of these strawberry planters contains 2 strawberry grow bags
- Each strawberry bag has a capacity of 10 gallons or 43 litres
- Strawberry grow bags from Tvird have 8 side picks for strawberry plants
- These best grow bags for strawberries are made of double-layered breathable fabric
- Grow strawberry plants in grow bags with 2 reinforced handles to move them around easily
- Cylindrical shaped growing bag for strawberries
- These grow bags for strawberries come in black
- Measurements of these strawberry grow bags are 29cm x 24cm x 4 cm
Best Wooden Strawberry Planter
This excellent wooden strawberry planter can also be used for growing outdoor herbs, but we like the stepped design for displaying your strawberry plants. The design of this strawberry planter made from wood also makes it easy to take care of your strawberry plants and to harvest the fruit too. Made of long-lasting treated timber, this wooden strawberry planter not only looks fabulous but it’s great in your garden too. There’s a gap drainage system that prevents root rot and protects the wood too. The stepped and tiered design makes it a great strawberry planter to use in a small space. This strawberry planter in wood measures 30 cm x 63 cm x 91 cm high.
Key Benefits of the Wooden Tiered Strawberry Planter
- Herb and Strawberry planter made from long-lasting treated timber
- Strawberry growing troughs come with a gap drainage system to prevent root rot
- Extra stable A-frame design with leg bracing – all instructions included
- Space-efficient tiered design minimises footprint and maximises planting capacity of these large strawberry planters
- Measurements of this wooden strawberry planter are 30 cm x 63 cm x 91 cm high.
Best Hanging Strawberry Grow Bag
These UV treated strawberry growing bags are designed to be hung on a wall, or from a trellis or gazebo. These hanging strawberry planter bags measure 54cm long by 23 cm wide and come in green. Strawberry hanging grow bags are a great way to grow strawberries and display them beautifully. There are 10 slits in which to plant strawberries and the fabric is tough polyethene. You’ll get 5 strawberry planter bags in each pack of what we think is the best hanging strawberry planter.
Key Benefits of the Hanging Strawberry Planter
- These are the best grow bags for strawberries made from tough polyethene
- Measures 54 cm x 23 cm wide
- Available in dark green
- Fabric is UV treated for longevity
- Each bag contains 10 slit pockets for planting
- 5 planter bags per pack.
Best Stackable and Tiered Strawberry Container
This vertical planting system is excellent for those short on space. Water this best vertical strawberry planter from the top and the water flows through the whole system. It’s a great display for strawberries in the garden and they grow well in this too. The pockets are nicely sized on this tiered strawberry planter and have good drainage. This strawberry stacking pot measures 91 cm in height and is 41 cm wide and provides for 20 strawberry plants.
Key Benefits of the Stackable Strawberry Planter
- Made from plastic, durable and long-lasting
- Measures 91 cm tall x 41 cm wide
- Provides for 20 strawberry plants
- Flow-through watering system
- Excellent drainage
Best Terracotta Strawberry Planters
We love the traditional look of this strawberry pot made from terracotta. There’s space both in the top and the pockets on the sides for planting strawberries, in this great space-saving design. This terracotta pot for strawberries measures 32cm deep and is handcrafted. This terracotta strawberry plant pot comes with a drainage hole. Growing strawberries in terracotta pots is a great aesthetic for the garden or patio and terracotta strawberry planters are also both very resilient and long lasting, but also you can use them as a terracotta herb planter too.
Key Benefits of the Terracotta Strawberry Growing Pot
- Buy strawberry planters made from terracotta
- Tiered terracotta strawberry planter pot measures 32cm deep x 43cm wide at the widest point
- Excellent design and great for keeping the strawberry fruit off the ground.
Best Hanging Baskets for Strawberries
If you want to grow strawberries and want a more traditional look and feel to your hanging basket, then this is a great option. While it may not be a great looking metal basket with a coir insert, it does have some major advantages in its design. This pack of four hanging baskets is made in the UK with UV resistant plastic and comes with an anti-twist 4 point chain and T bar connectors. The lattice style gates provide for quick, simple planting which leaves your rootballs and plants undamaged. You don’t need a liner or moss with this hanging basket for strawberries. Reusable for years.
Key Benefits of the Hanging Strawberry Baskets
- Lattice style gates provide for quick and easy planting – plant from the outside!
- No requirement for liners or moss
- Comes with built-in water-reservoir
- Made in the UK with a UV resistant plastic
- Comes with an anti-twist 4 point chain and T bar connectors
- Each strawberry hanging basket measures 45.7cm x 43.3cm x 37.3 cm
- Comes in a pack of 4
How to Grow Strawberries in Planters & Grow Bags
Strawberries are well suited to growing in grow bags and planters. These compact fruit plants are easy to grow and also have pretty foliage which will add to your garden look and feel. However, even though they are a compact plant you need to ensure that you allow enough space for their root ball to expand and that you provide enough nourishment for your strawberry plants to grow and provide healthy fruits. We’ve written an entire guide on how to grow strawberries in the UK, which you can read here, but have included a few key details below as well.
Key Position Considerations for Growing Strawberries in Planters
The position of your strawberry planter is key. Strawberry plants need shelter from prevailing weather, but they also need sun. Be sure when you buy a strawberry planter that you have a position available for it that meets these needs – you’ll want to be especially careful if you’re buying a hanging strawberry planter that you’ve got somewhere suitable to hang it!
Key Watering Considerations for Growing Strawberries in Planters
Strawberries like a wet climate, it’s true. But that doesn’t mean that the plants like to be waterlogged! Make sure that the planter you buy for your strawberries has adequate drainage holes. Your compost should be “just damp” and you should never let it dry out.
Key Compost and Nutrient Considerations for Growing Strawberries in Planters
Good quality compost is key for growing strawberries (we recommend this compost for strawberries , but eventually the nutrients in compost do get used up, so you’ll also want to feed your strawberries. If your strawberry plant doesn’t get the right amount of nutrients then it won’t fruit very well.
Key Care Considerations for Growing Strawberries in Planters
After strawberries fruits are harvested you’ll likely notice the plants have grown runners. These are new baby strawberry plants. Congratulations! You’ve just grown some new strawberry plants for next season. Be sure to snip them off and either put them in your compost bin or plant them as new plants. If you don’t want them yourself, give them away, try swapping with a neighbour for something else or perhaps even set up a stall outside and sell them. If you don’t snip off the runners, then your strawberry plant will continue providing energy to them and your future harvests will suffer.
What’s the Best Type of Container to Grow Strawberries In?
There really is no one best type of container to grow strawberries. Each of the types that we’ve covered has its pros and cons and in the end, it comes down to personal choice and budget. You can even grow strawberries indoors in a hydroponic system! Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing strawberries in different types of containers
Strawberry Grow Bags Pros and Cons
Grow bags for strawberries are an excellent cost-effective way to get started growing strawberries. When you’re finished with your strawberry bag planter then they’re easy to clean and store and they can be used for other plants too. Be sure to buy a decent quality brand, remember your strawberries are perennials and can last 5-6 years. These are the best strawberry grow bags that we’ve found.
Hanging Strawberry Bags Pros and Cons
Going vertical when growing strawberries is a great way to use small spaces. Hanging verticals bags allow you to grow strawberries out of the holes on the sides of the bags. It makes for a pretty display in the garden and it’s also easy to look after the fruit plants and also harvest. Here’s our favourite hanging strawberry grow bag.
The downside of hanging strawberry bags is that you need to make sure you get a decent quality one. Strawberries are perennials and you don’t want your strawberries outlasting your bag. Look for your bag to last 5 plus years!
Hanging Basket Strawberry Pros and Cons
Traditional hanging baskets for growing strawberries look fabulous and are a great way to grow up and make the most of space. Traditional metals baskets with a coir insert might look great, but they’re not always the best choice for strawberries, you’ll want to take care planting, to make sure you don’t damage the rootball. A design such as this is great for safe planting and for making sure you get the right number of plants in a basket. Don’t forget to water your strawberry hanging baskets regularly!
Wooden Strawberry Containers Pros and Cons
Wooden stepped containers for growing strawberries look, IMHO, fabulous, but you’ll want to ensure that they do have adequate drainage and that the wood has been treated so that it doesn’t rot. We love this wooden strawberry growing container , it makes great use of vertical space and it does look so pretty in the garden.
Stackable Tiered Strawberry Growing Container Pros and Cons
This design of this strawberry container is an excellent choice if you’re going to grow strawberries for a long time. It’s quite specific, although you should grow tumbling tomatoes or some herbs in here if you (horrors) get fed up with strawberries. That would be the only downside that I can see with this, is that it’s really quite a specific type of container. It’s another design that looks fabulous when the strawberry plant is either in flower or fruiting.
Terracotta Strawberry Pots Pros and Cons
These traditional strawberry planters look gorgeous, especially on a patio or on a terrace. It’s a great way to add to the display in a garden and in a very traditional style. They tend to be heavy and can be subject to frost damage, so be sure to protect them (and your strawberry plants) if you get a particularly cold spell. Be careful when buying terracotta strawberry pots, and check the size! This is a nice sized strawberry planter in terracotta – buy strawberry planters here.
What to consider when buying strawberry planters
There are several options when it comes to buying strawberry planters, you’ll want to consider
What size strawberry pot should you buy?
Your considerations for the size of container to grow strawberries in will depend on how many plants you wish to grow in it. Too many plants and they won’t get enough nutrients, too few plants and you’re wasting space!
How Many Strawberry Plants per Grow Bag? or Container?
Each manufacturer will have a recommendation as to how many plants their container will support, but a general rule of things is that a 35 cm hanging basket will support 4 four strawberry plants. A regular-sized grow bag will support eight strawberry plants.
What material is best for strawberry planters?
Each of the materials that we have outlined and covered in this guide is appropriate for growing strawberries. Wood, plastic, nonwoven materials, terracotta, polythene. Your strawberries need a damp but not waterlogged environment. So it needs drainage.
Final Words on the Best Strawberry Planters
We think that growing strawberries in planters make growing one of the easiest fruit to grow in the UK even easier. I love being able to redesign the garden by simply moving things around and not by any heavy digging or lifting! We’ve moved house several times over the years and being able to “uproot” plants without any of that heavy lifting is great. My veggies, fruits and herbs come with me! We hope you’ll find your perfect strawberry planter amongst the selection that we’ve offered here, and if you find others, please do let me know, I’m always looking to try something new!
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